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All-new GLE 450 AMG Coupe gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is jumping into the oddball "SUV coupe" segment with its new GLE Coupe.

2015 Ford Ranger

Ford has given its first glimpse of the 2015 Ranger ute.

Facelift and technology upgrades on the way for blue oval ute.

Lexus enters SUV market

Lexus LX300h: One of the best-looking compact SUVs created and they're predicting that the NX will become the best-selling Lexus by the end of 2015.

Does the new Lexus NX300h signals the start of a new product offensive for the brand?

This Yeti's not abominable gallery

Skoda Yeti.

Skoda's AWD Yeti Outdoor deserves far better attention than it is currently receiving in New Zealand.

New Triton ute unveiled

2015 Mitsubishi Triton ute.

Right now all eyes are on the sales battle between the two giants of New Zealand's ute market - the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger.

Chinese copy sparks complaint

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: The newly released Chinese LandWind X7 (left photos) bears a striking resemblance to Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

Colorado poised

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Pathfinder Hybrid: There's no longer a diesel, but the hybrid does a good job instead.

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

Kia Sportage offers choice gallery

Kia Sportage 4 x 4.

This is a story about two Kia Sportages. They are the same but different, and they reflect how SUV preferences are rapidly changing in NZ.

Ford's new Everest SUV

Ford's new Everest SUV will go on sale in 2015.

New Zealand is among nine international markets listed for the Everest, Ford's new Australian-developed SUV.

Part of the family gallery

Brian Goodhue's 1964 VW Kombi.

With their peace, love and Volkswagen Kombi van the spirit of the 60s is alive and well in the Goodhue household.

SUV fit for a dictator

The Dartz Prombron Dark Shark.

Armour-plating, crowd-suppression lasers and anti-paparazzi electrified door handles are features of sharkskin-lined assault wagon.

Picture perfect Picasso

Sweeping style: In truncated form, the C4 Picasso's roofline has a fair curve from stem to stern.

Citroen's favourite people-carrier wasn't always this pretty but better looking five-seat version is arriving in NZ this month.

VW Polo recalls good times


Like other Kiwis whose OE was defined by a road trip in a VW, our memories have also been shaped by the People's Car.

French flair


Renault's Koleos SUV is now a much more appealing buy, thanks to a price and specification realignment.

Thoroughly modern Jeep


Nice going, Jeep. Go straight to the top of the class with the new Cherokee.

Very different Vitara


Suzuki's popular all-wheel-drive has taken on a whole new market position and engineering stance.

Where there's muck...


Isuzu's flagship MU-X model, as its name suggests, doesn't mind getting dirty.

Edge added to ute battle


Toyota prepares to fend off the Ford Ranger challenge in this year's ute sales battle with new value-added weapons called Edge.

Duster to pass muster


One of the least known successful Renault/Nissan ventures is the Dacia brand which has one particularly interesting project on the go.

A day in the very fast lane


Wellington journo Tom Hunt jumps at the chance to test-drive a Lamborghini. And lives to tell the tale.